Groups are a great way for students to connect with peers, learn new skills and strategies, and grow both emotionally and educationally!  

We offer numerous types of groups that get students interacting and connecting to help each other. 

Groups are often the most effective way to

  • gain support and encouragement from others;
  • learn how you are perceived by others;
  • gain specific skills to improve your life;
  • develop relationship skills.

Ground rules, including confidentiality, are typically established with group members to help promote trust. For most benefit, consistent attendance is strongly encouraged. Read Debunking Myths about Group Therapy to learn more about how group works. 

Call 408-924-5910 to sign up!  


                                   Spring 2017 Groups


Stress & Coping Workshop                                                              Multiple Times & Days

Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO) focuses on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to distress. The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself.  The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) helping you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns, (2) creating flexibility in how you view and approach these issues, and (3) helping you take steps toward living with a wide range of emotions. By the end of the workshop, you will have a better sense of your personal values and how you want to focus your energy. Two groups are available:   

Group I (Tuesdays | 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 | 12 - 1 pm): Steve 

Group II (Wednesdays | 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 2 - 3 PM): Yu-Ping

Support Groups


LGBTQ Plus Discussion Group (PRIDE Center)                      Tuesdays | 3 - 4:30 pm

Join us in a safe, affirming space to connect with people in the LGBTQQIA community and discuss various themes and topics. Facilitator: Leilani

MEN: Meaningful Explorations and Networking                                                CLOSED

This group provides an opportunity for men to talk about issues they commonly face while receiving support and feedback from other men. A safe, confidential space will be provided to allow members to explore topics in-depth, with the goal of increasing self-awareness and life satisfaction. Facilitators: Karisman & Michael

Women’s Group                                                                                                                CLOSED

A supportive environment for women to talk, explore and grow. Topics can include stress, balance, relationships, school, work, identity, self esteem/confidence, body image, culture and many many more. Facilitator: Colleen

Mindful Living and Coping Skills


CALM (Calming Anxiety, Living Mindfully)                                    Tuesdays | 12 - 1 pm

Feeling a bit stressed, worried, or more anxious lately? If so, join us for our 2-week (3/14 & 3/21) workshop series. Students will gain valuable skills to effectively manage stress, reduce feelings of anxiety, and increase confidence. All SJSU students welcome! Facilitators: David E & Jacqueline

Contemplating Change                                                                       Tuesdays | 3 - 4:30 pm

Ambivalence to change is normal. This group recognizes that addictive behaviors (e.g. substance use, binge eating, shopping, or internet use) have benefits as well as consequences, and is open to anyone interested in the motivation and skills to change any addictive or undesirable behavior. Starting date: March 14th. Facilitator: Stephanie  

Healing                                                                                                                                 CLOSED

This is a 5-week workshop for female-identified students to learn different techniques to heal from traumas and/or abuses. Participants will learn steps to increase their coping and centering skills by tapping into their healing mind, their creativity, and their own wisdom in a safe environment. Pre-workshop meeting with facilitators required prior to attending the 1st session. Five Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, starting Feb 22nd.  Facilitators: Ellen & Miao

Mindfulness for Depression                                                                                        CLOSED

Come learn new skills to cope with and prevent future depressive symptoms during the 8-week long group (3/2 ~ 4/27). Through mindful awareness, we will learn how to shift our relationship to the thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive symptoms. Facilitators: Yu-Ping & Akanksha

Mindfulness  Workshop                                                              Wednesdays | 3 - 4:30 pm

Interested in learning about new ways to relax and live in the present moment? During this weekly workshop series (4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10), come learn about mindfulness meditation, self-care practices, and ways to appreciate the here and now through step-by-step instruction, education and live practice. Facilitator: Alex 

Wise Mind                                                                                                                           CLOSED

Want to learn new skills for coping with difficult emotions, tolerating distress, and managing your relationships? This group focuses on approaches and techniques to be more effective in these important areas of your life. New coping skills will be taught each week! Facilitators: David E & Dorothy

Interpersonal Groups


Understanding Self and Others                                                                                  CLOSED

Members build relationships, become more aware of how they interact with others, and learn how to cope more effectively with interpersonal challenges in a safe, supportive environment. Two groups are available:

Group I (Thursdays | 2 - 3:30 pm): Stephanie & Genevieve 

Group II (Thursdays | 3 - 4:30 PM): Amanda & Jacqueline